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Supporter: Gentleman Usher. R. Powell, esq.

The Lord Steward

A Gentleman Usher.
H. Seymour, esq.

The Imperial Crown of the United Kingdom, borne on a purple velvet cushion, by R. Bigland, esq. Norroy, acting for Clarenceux King of Arms.

Supporter: Gentleman Usher. S. Randall, esq.

of his Majesty's Household: the Marquis of Cholmondeley,
attended by his Secretary, T. Brent, esq.

The Lord Chamberlain of his Majesty's'
Household, the Marquis of

K. G. attended by his Secretary, John
Calvert, esq.


A Gentleman Usher.
H. J. Hatton, esq.

Covered with a fine Holland Sheet and a Purple Velvet Pall, adorned with Ten


of the Imperial Arms, carried by Ten Yeomen of the Guard, under a Canopy of Purple Velvet.

Five Gentlemen Pensioners with Battle Axes reversed.

Bulkeley, the Earl of St. German's, the Earl of Veru-
Supporters of the Canopy-Viscount Carleton, Viscount

lam, the Earl of Mayo.

Buccleugh, the Duke of Richmond.

Supporters of the Pall-The Duke of Dorset, the Duke of

the Duke of Atholl, K.T. the Duke of Beaufort, K.G. Supporters of the Pall-The Duke of Wellington, K.G.


Earl of Chichester.
Chetwynd, Viscount Sydney, the Earl Brownlow, the
Supporters of the Canopy-Viscount Melville,


Five Gentlemen Pensioners with Battle Axes reversed,

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Garter Principal King of Arms:
Sir Isaac Heard.

The CHIEF MOURNER, his Royal High-.
ness the Duke of York, in a long black
Cloak, with the Star of the Order of the
Garter embroidered thereon, and wear-
ing the Collars of the Garter, Bath, and
Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order.

Gentleman Usher of

the Black Rod: Sir T. Tyrwhitt, knt.

Supporter : The Marquis of Buckingham.

Train Bearers: The Marquis of Bath; the Marquis of Salisbury, K.G. assisted by
Lord Viscount Jocelyn, Vice-Chamberlain of his Majesty's Household.
Assistants to his Royal Highness the Chief Mourner: The Marquis Conyngham, the
Marquis Cornwallis, K. St. P.; the Earls of Shaftesbury, Huntingdon, Dartmouth,
Aberdeen, K.T. Pomfret, Aylesford, Harcourt, Waldegrave, Bathurst, K.G.
Chatham, K.T. Liverpool, K.G. Ailesbury, K.T. Arran, Bessborough.
Princes of the Blood Royal, in long black cloaks, the train of each borne by two
Gentlemen of the respective Households of their Royal Highnesses:
The Duke of Sussex. The Duke of Clarence.

Prince Leopold of Saxe Cobourg. The Duke of Gloucester.

The Council of his Royal Highness the Duke of York, as Custos Persona
of his late Majesty:

The Lord Chancellor; the Archbishop of Canterbury; Lord Arden; the Archbishop of York; the Rt. Hon. Sir Wm. Grant; the Marquis of Camden, K.G.; Lord St. Helen's; the Lord Bishop of London; the Earl of Macclesfield; Lord Henley, G.C.B.


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Vice-Adm. the Hon. Sir A. K. Legge; Hon. R. Greville; Vice Adm. Sir Harry Neale, bart.; Lieut. Gen. Sir H. Campbell.

His late Majesty's Trustees:

Count Munster, represented by Baron Best, K.C.B.; Major-Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor; Sir John Simeon, bart.

Equeries to his late Majesty:

Generals Gwynne, Manners, Cartwright, Garth; Lieut. Gen. Sir Brent Spencer, G.C.B.
Gentlemen Pensioners with their Axes reversed.
Yeomen of the Guard with their Partizans reversed.

Upon the arrival of the Procession at St. George's Chapel, the Knight's Marshal's men, the trumpets and drums, filed off without the door.

At the entrance of the Chapel, the Royal Body was received by the Dean and Prebendaries, attended by the Choir, who fell immediately before Blanc Coursier King of Arms, bearing the Crown of Hanover, and the Procession moved into the Choir, where the Royal Body was placed on a platform, and the Crowns and Cushions laid thereon.

His Royal Highness the Duke of York, the Chief Mourner, was seated on a Chair at the Head of the Corpse, and the Supporters on either side.

The Princes of the Blood Royal were seated near the Chief Mourner.

The Lord Chamberlain of his Majesty's Household took his place at the Feet of the Corpse; and the Supporters of the Pall and of the Canopy arranged themselves on each side of the Royal Body.

The service was commenced by the Dean of Windsor. It was about nine o'clock when the first part of the Procession entered the South aile, and the whole had not taken their seats within the Chapel until ten o'clock. The Anthem of "Hear my Prayer," was sung by Masters Marshall and Deering in a superior style; and the celebrated Funeral Anthem by Handel, upon the death of Queen Caroline, was sung by Messrs. Knyvett, Sale, Vaughan, and Masters Marshall and Deering.

Sir Isaac Heard then proclaimed the style and titles of his Majesty, and the Royal Body was lowered into the vault about half after ten o'clock.

The ceremonial terminated about eleven o'clock, and as the Royal Dukes were departing with the other Members of the Procession, a "Solemn Voluntary" was performed.

appeared most sensibly affected. There was a settled melancholy in the countenance of Prince Leopold, which naturally heightened the interest his Royal Highness's presence uniformly inspires. The Dukes of Clarence, Sussex, and Gloucester, evinced considerable agitation of feeling, in which the whole of the spectators appeared to sympathise.

In the Metropolis, business of every description was entirely suspended. Divine Service was celebrated, in the Churches, while the deep funeral tone of the different bells proclaimed the obsequies of the Father of his People. This spontaneous homage to his memory did honour to the moral and loyal sentiments of the British nation. No Royal Edict was required, to call forth this outward sign of affectionate respect. A simple suggestion from the Chief Magistrate of the City of London (and even that was anticipated by public feeling) is the only act of authority, that preceded this general tribute to departed Royalty.

Many appropriate and excellent Sermons were preached in honour and commemoration of his deceased Majesty's public and private virtues.

The great bell at St. Paul's, and those of most of the Churches, tolled at in. tervals the whole of the day. The Union Flag was hoisted half-mast high on the Tower, the Admiralty, the Parliament House, St. Martin's Church, St. Giles's, and many other Churches, as also on the different vessels in the River.

The Stock Exchange, by order of its Committee, and the Royal Exchange, by order of the Gresham Committee, were closed the whole day. Not only the shops, but the counting-houses of the merchants were closed.

Minute guns were fired in the Park, at the Tower, and on the banks of the His Royal Highness the Duke of York Thames, from nine to ten o'clock.



In our Obituary of last month, p. 85, we have recorded the sudden and lamented death of his Royal Highness the Duke of Kent.-On Saturday, the 12th instant, his remains were committed to the silent tomb.

The body of his Royal Highness lay in state for a short time at Woolbrook Cottage, Sidmouth, previous to its final removal from a scene which, but a few days before, was distinguished by all the joys of domestic bliss and social happiness. This took place in a spacious room, which was hung with black cloth and lighted with thirty wax candles. The glare of day was altogether excluded. The coffin and urn were raised upon trestles, and covered with a rich velvet pall, turned up at each end to shew the splendid materials of which they were composed.

At the head of the coffin was a superb plume of feathers, and three smaller plumes placed on each side; right and left were three large wax tapers, in solid silver candlesticks, standing near five feet high.


The whole had an awful and imposing effect. The concourse of persons who were admitted to the solemn spectacle was immense for a country town. company entered at one door, and having walked round the Royal remains, made their egress by another. Every thing was conducted with the greatest order and regularity.

On Monday the 7th the procession towards Windsor commenced, attended by an immense concourse of spectators, from the surrounding country, who sin. cerely lamented the early loss of one to whose future residence among them they had looked with the most pleasing sensations.

Upon the arrival of the procession at Bridport, the remains of his Royal Highness were placed in the church there, under a military guard, during the night of Monday.

On the following morning, at ten o'clock, the procession moved in the same order, halting on Tuesday, the 8th, at Blandford; on Wednesday, the 9th, at Salisbury, and on Thursday, the 10th, at Basingstoke; the same arrangement being observed, for placing the remains of his late Royal Highness, each night as at Bridport.

In every town through which the cavalcade passed, the utmost respect was evinced by the inhabitants; the shops were closed-the Church bells tolled, and every other suitable attention was paid which the solemn occasion required. GENT. MAG. February, 1820.

On Friday the procession moved on in the same order to Cumberland-lodge, which is situated in the Great Park on the South side of Windsor, and arrived there at six o'clock in the evening.

On the procession arriving at the lodge, the coffin was received at the principal entrance of Mr. Mash, attended by Colonel Stevenson. It was conveyed into one of the suit of rooms on the ground floor, immediate at the left of the Hall.

Upon the arrival of the procession at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, the drums and trumpets of the Royal Household, the Knight Marshal's men, and the servants and grooms of the Royal Family, filed off without the door.

The coffin was one of the largest which has been made for any of the Royal Family. It was 7 feet 5 inches and a half in length; 2 feet 10 inches in breadth; 2 feet and inch in depth; and weighing altogether upwards of a ton.

The following is a copy of the Inscription upon the plate of his coffin ;DEPOSITUM

Illustrissimi Principis

EDUARDI DE BRUNSWICK-LUNENBURG, Ducis Cantii et Stratherniæ, Comitis Dublinæ,

Nobilissimi Ordinis Priscelidis, Honoratissimi Ordinis Militaris de Balneo et Illustrissimi Ordinis Sancti Patricii, Equitis,

Filii Quartogeniti Augustissimi et Poten


Dei Gratia, Britanniarum Regis, Fidei

XXIII Die Januarii, Anno Domini
Etatis suæ

The Supporters of the pall and canopy bearers were Lord Cathcart, Sir William Keppel, Sir Charles Asgill, Sir Hew Dalrymple, Sir George Nugent, Sir Alured Clarke, and General Gascoyne, all full Generals, in their uniforms, his late Royal Highness being of that rank.

At the entrance into the Chapel the Dean of Windsor commenced reading the sublime Funeral Service, "I am the Resurrection and the Life."

After the conclusion of the office of Burial, the venerable Sir Isaac Heard proclaimed the style of his late Royal Highness.

After the funeral obsequies had been solemnized, the Royal Dukes retired to the Castle



Feb. 23. At Charleton House, Wiltshire, John Howard, Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Viscount Andover, and Baron Howard of Charleton, a General in the Army, Colonel of the 44th regiment of Foot, Governor of Londonderry and Culmore Forts.

His Lordship was born at Tralee, in the county of Kerry, March 7, 1738-9; was page to his Royal Highness William Duke of Cumberland; on Nov. 17, 1780, was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the army; and in August 1783, appointed Colonel of the 70th regiment of foot. He was married at St. Anne's, Westminster, July 2, 1774, to Julia, daughter of John Gaskarth, of Penrith, co. Cumberland, esq. by whom he had issue, Charles Nevinson, Viscount Andover (now Earl of Suffolk); three other sons and one daughter.


On Monday Feb. 7, died, at his house in New College-lane, Oxford, Joshua Cooke, esq. aged 67, for many years an eminent bookseller in that city.-There are few men, in a private condition of life, who have been attended to their grave with feelings of more affectionate attachment than those which have been awakened by the death of Mr. Cooke. First the partner, and afterwards the suc cessor of the truly-respectable Mr. Daniel Prince (who died, at an advanced age, in 1796), he soon secured to his name the fairest reputation as a man of business, by an inflexible integrity, and a long course of laborious exertion. This reputation was accompanied by that reward which, happily, is the almost invariable attendant upon industrious virtue. He was respected by every one both in the University and the City; and on that account was extensively patronized and eminently successful in trade, and for some few years previous to his lamented decease had retired from the fatigues of business with a handsome fortune, acquired in the most creditable of all ways-by the force, that is, of his own assiduity, and the honourable sway of personal desert. With these more affirmative traits of character was associated all the placid virtues. There was no taint of ill nature in his composition-no unkindness or asperity in his language or conversation. He was never known to administer to those ears which are so greedily open to the tale of scandal and malicious inuendoes on the character and conduct of their neighbours. And yet no man was more fond of the rational charms of society; but whereever he was seen he always bore about him those conciliating manners and ob

liging disposition-that hilarity, cheerfulness, and good-humoured complacency which accompany the consciousness of well-doing, and are the best evidence of a mind at peace with itself and in charity with all the world. The tempered indulgence with which the reins of paternal authority were guided, secured for him, from his children, their fondest regard and most filial confidence. He treated his friends with a politeness that charmed, and a generosity that came from the heart. Every guest was made happy within his doors. Innocent pleasure dwelt under his roof, and hospitality presided at his table. During the long and afflicting illness which terminated in his death, the consolations of Christian hope, and his unclouded assurance of the mercy and goodness of God in the promise of a happy immortality, were his refuge and his stronghold. He bowed with entire resignation and grateful contentment to that searching discipline by which his faith was exercised; and thus the severity of his trials served but to prove still more surely the solidity of his virtue; and his probationary sorrows (if we may venture to affirm so much on such an awful theme), by softening his devotion, and refining all the tempers of his soul, rendered him a fitter recipient for the felicities of another world, and a brighter example for the edification of this!-Jackson's Oxford Journal.

[From a Correspondent.]

"Mr. Cooke, one of the most estimable and disinterested friends I ever had, was, if I mistake not, a native of Hereford, whence he removed early in life, and was apprenticed to Mr. Daniel Prince, to whom he became partner, and successor. Mr. Cooke's very amiable temper, and friendly disposition soon procured him an enviable distinction with the gentlemen of the University, by whom he was frequently invited to the honours of the Common Room, and received with the respect due to a man of engaging manners, and well-informed mind. His memory in literary anecdote was uncommonly retentive, and a long acquaintance with the eminent scholars of Oxford, their early history, and progress in public life, rendered his conversation highly interesting. But he possessed more valuable qualities. He was a man of inflexible integrity, and in the relative duties, it would be difficult to mention a parent whose affection was stronger, or more wisely regulated, or whose family more strictly deserved to be named the family of love.' Being left a widower, while yet in the prime of life, he devoted the remainder of it, to promote the happiness of his four amiable daughters, and how well be succeeded, their lasting sorrow will attest."




Mr. Richard Miles was born in London, near Old Bedlam, October 23, 1740, old style; and was named Richard after his father, of whom Mr. Miles always spoke with the highest respect, as having possessed an excellent understanding." He left me," remarked his son, a large portion of integrity, which I have endeavoured, I trust, not to diminish," a hope which all who knew Mr. Miles could testify was amply realized. From his father he also imbibed an inclination for Coins, a pursuit which ultimately afforded him pecuniary advan tage, and at all times was a continued source of amusement, and more particularly in old age and infirmity, when it became a blessing, in alleviating them, and diverting his thoughts from disagreeables, which, as a friend remarked, "no one more deserves than Mr. M. who always has, and does make the comfort of others, very much his consideration."

At the age of eight years he was admitted into Christ's Hospital, and at 15 he lost his father, who left a widow very slenderly provided for. During his apprenticeship her son contributed to her support, and after his apprenticeship, he entirely maintained her for the remainder of her life.

On leaving Christ's Hospital at 16, he was placed by his friend the Steward, as apprentice to Mr. Duval the King's jeweller, with whom he remained 21 years, being made book-keeper and cashier, as soon as competent to occupy situations of such trust and difficulty, and during the whole of this time, he was always treated with the kindest consideration, and lived in the house as one of the family, until his marriage in 1776 to Miss Margaret Heyward. By this lady, who died the 11th of August 1804, he had ten children, four of whom (one daughter and three sons) survive him.

In 1777 he left Mr. Duval, and engaged in a chemical concern;. and sub. sequently with a Mr. Raban in the coal business; which he declined through an apprehension of risking the property of his friends who had come forward to assist him; and having for many years studied and collected Coins, he determined on turning the knowledge which he had acquired as an amusement, to advantage on himself and family, and became a dealer in Coins and Medals, and so continued until his death; and I may venture to say, that few persons were better qualified for the employment than himself; he was a perfect gentleman, his appearance and manners, form

ed on what we may now term the old school, (perhaps ceremoniously punctilious, were peculiarly prepossessing, courteous and easy, and qualified him for intercourse with any rank in society; whilst his undeviating scrupulous integrity commanded universal reverence. All who, like the writer, were acquainted with Mr. Miles towards the closing years of his life, must have admired his benign and reverend appearance, his mild, courteous and benevolent manners, which, combined with the exemplary integrity of his character, formed what may be called, the beauty and grandeur of old age; these gave a weight, a dignity and an importance to the principles of kindness, morality, and religion, which he inculcated even more by example than by precept; and they will long retain their original sharpness of impression (to use a numismatic phrase) in the remembrances of those who were not more benefited than honoured by being numbered among those of his friends.

I am persuaded that the increase there has been of collected coins in this country, is in some measure owing to the unbounded reliance, which all persons placed in Mr. Miles's judgment and integrity; and certainly no person could be more entitled to this confidence than Mr. Miles was; for when he offered a coin for sale without comment, you were well assured, not merely that he believed it genuine himself, but that its genuineness never had been called in question; for if a doubt had been thrown on it from any quarter, he invariably mentioned it, and gave the objection more authority than it was at all times entitled to; and the moderation of his prices bore no proportion to the liberality of his purchases. In this respect, indeed, he was always a Collector, and in the prices he offered for coins, he rather consulted his inclination for them than the consideration of what they might be obtained for, or how they would sell again. I often said to him, on these occasions, my dear Sir, you quite forget that you are dealer. In speaking of Mr. Miles as a Numismatic Antiquary, I could wish I was better qualified to do him justice. Collectors of Antique Coins, I consider, may be diIvided into two classes, some who may be said theoretically, and others who practically, understand them. By the former I mean the deeply-learned Antiquary, whose studies enable him to decide wherefore, at what period, and by whom, the coin was struck, who can explain the different symbols, monograms, &c. which it may bear, and

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